The Icecutter's Daughter
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The Icecutter's Daughter


Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses--despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior.
When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn't intimidated by them or by Merrill's strength and lack of femininity. As he thrives under the mentorship of his uncle, Rurik dreams of inheriting the business and claiming Merrill as his wife. But while he is determined to start a new life, the past is determined to follow him when his former fiancee and her brother show up in town. Soon Rurik is put in the center of a major scandal that may damage his relationship with Merrill. Can they learn to trust God--and each other--and embrace the promise of love?

Title:The Icecutter's Daughter
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages

    The Icecutter's Daughter Reviews

  • Courtney
    Mar 07, 2017

    Excellent.Ms. Peterson excelled with this novel. If you love the late 1800s, then this novel is for you. Life is not easy, but the good Lord never promised it to be....

  • Margaret Chind
    Jul 19, 2012

    This morning when I was looking at choices for books that I needed to read and review in the new year I never expected to be so captivated to read and finish a good size story in one day. Tracie Peter...

  • Carrie Pagels
    Sep 10, 2013

    Great listen by a wonderful author. Tracie Peterson really delivered on this book. A unique storyline. Merrill Krause is a feisty only daughter in a household of German-American men in Minnesota. Ruri...

  • Tweety
    Dec 30, 2013

    Finished! And there was an excerpt from The Quarryman's Bride! I'll meditate on how good this was before I write my review.Having now thought about the beauty of this book I shall try to do it justice...

  • Jeanette
    Aug 11, 2014

    Smooth and gentle writing flows for an easy read in this story of Minnesota natives of the last decade of the 19th Century. The custom of arranged marriages is changing to choosing one's partner, not ...

  • Jerry
    Mar 14, 2017

    A great historical fiction yarn....

  • Jackie
    Nov 04, 2016

    This was a good book. It kept me interested until the end. The last 3 chapters was like ok, end. After Rurik was cleared and let go, the story should have been over also. ...

  • Faith
    Apr 04, 2013

    Merrill Jean Krause is a Proverbs 31 woman, and so the best lessons learned from reading The Icecutter's Daughter will come from exploring her character.Merrill is a model of sturdy femininity. She c...

  • Beth
    Dec 19, 2012

    Merill Krause has been taking care of her father and brother for years. She has been content with the idea that she will be a spinster but when a handsome nephew of the local furniture maker comes to ...

  • Melanie
    Jul 08, 2012

    The Icecutter's Daughter was a very good read! I'm actually surprised that I loved it so much, as I didn't expect to going in. This is definitely a book that lived up to its cover (which I LOVE!). I l...